5 Foundational Herbal Remedies for a Home and to-go First Aid Kit
Are you Ready to Heal Them Naturally?
If you are a beginner at the whole
herbal remedy lifestyle,
I want to make it easy on you.
Here are the 5 herbal remedies I can't live without,
hence, my "First Aid."
Keep ALL 5 in your handbag for outings.
And store all 5 in your medicine closet.
Here they are:
- Arnica Tablets
- Arnica Gel
- Herbal Salve
- Lavender Essential Oil from Young Living
- Rescue Remedy Flower Essence from Bach
Let's go through each of them, and
you will see why I am such a big fan.
1. Arnica Catches the Fall!
How to Use It:
- For little ones I use the lightest strength, 6X.
- Once my son turned two years old, I started giving him 30X.
- I only give him 2 tablets though.
- For Adults, I use 5 Tablets Under the Tongue.
My biggest praise for Arnica is for after childbirth. Yes, I gave birth to a 9 pound 14 ounce child completely naturally, but that doesn't mean I didn't use herbal remedies to support my process. After birth, I used the strongest Arnica on the market, 200X. It reduced my inflammation, and I never had to take over or under (lol) the counter prescriptions. If it can help a woman after birth, it can help more minor injuries, too.
2. Arnica Gel
Sure if I could convince the rare client to do hydrotherapy with a hot water bottle for 20 minutes and cold ice packs for another 20 minutes and repeat, they would get even more results. But most people want quick, painless results that I apply right there and then.
How to Apply:
- Just rub some Arnica Gel on to the injured area.
- Don't apply it to open wounds. Use salve instead.
3. Herbal Salve
Here's a few ways to use Herbal Salve:
- Carry herbal slave with you because you never know when someone's going to get a cut.
- It's the base of all band-aids; the most soothing healer of all owies for adults and children.
- It's even safe for baby's bottoms, yes, I am talking about diaper rash.
- Herbal Salve is also a great way to carry Essential Oils that are too strong to apply on the skin on their own.
- It's solid texture makes sure the skin doesn't get to oily.
- I have even used salve to give massages; it's that versatile.
4. Lavender Essential Oil
Here are my favorite ways to use it on myself and my family:
- Lavender is an analgesic, which means pain relief. It's the first thing I apply to a burn no matter where it is or how drastic. During my big burn in Ethiopia, it held the pain off entirely because I applied it within the first minute of being burned.
- I use it in the ears to reduce swelling or infection. I rub it on the soles of feet and lymph nodes to fight infection.
- I diffuse it in the air to combat dis-ease of all kinds.
- I put it in the running bath water for calm, healing baths.
- I use it after swim class to neutralize the effects of the chlorine.
- I put it in my hairbrush for a clean feeling.
- I rub it on the pillows for a gentle sleep.
- I use it with lotion before bedtime and nap time.
- You get the point...I use it all day long!
5. Rescue Remedy Flower Essence
How to take it:
- Drop a few drops on your tongue.
- Spray it in your mouth.
- Rub it on skin.
- When I was pregnant I found it super helpful because any manner of things could throw me off a bit, like those florescent lights in super stores, an odd smell, or just feeling a bit woozy from over-doing it.
- It's safe for all ages to take. We even put it on my son's head when he came out into the world at birth.
- It's helpful for children if they have an accident or life gets a bit overwhelming.
- People even use it for pets.
- The other fun thing about Rescue Remedy is it comes in many forms. There is the traditional dropper bottle, a spray, pastilles, gum, and more. Check it out!
- I find flower essences essential, so much so, that I offer a free blend when you place any order with Hibiscus Healing. Just send me anemail.